Political and ecological dynamics of development in Latin American, especially the Brazilian Amazon; some experience in Mongolia on environmental issues related to mining, grazing, and urban life in Ulaanbaatar
Well hydraulics, direct-push methods for hydrostratigraphic characterization, ground-water flow and transport in heterogeneous formations, stream-aquifer interactions, phreatophytes. Experience in China, Korea, and Japan
Processes and Consequences of Territorialization & Place Attachment; Geopolitics & Border Studies; Migration & Diaspora Studies; Geographies of Nationalism & Transnationalism; Justice, Ethics, & Geographies of Citizenship; Urban Landscape Change. Mongolia & Northeast Asia, Islamic & Russian Borderlands, Central Eurasia/Greater Middle East
The social, cultural and psychological aspects of architecture, urbanism, & heritage conservation in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.